NASCAR announces start times and broadcast schedule for 2017 season

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The 2017 NASCAR season is set as the sanctioning body released the start times and network coverage for all three national series on Wednesday afternoon.

The most prominent change is a later start time for 17 national series events. There will also be 17 Sprint Cup Series races airing on broadcast television, among them the Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on FOX with the Brickyard 400 and the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on NBC.

“It’s our responsibility, collectively as an industry, to ensure the sport is healthy, strong and growing by delivering great racing in a way that best meets the needs of our fans,” said Steve Herbst, senior vice president, broadcasting and production at NASCAR. “Earlier insight on start times benefits not only fans, but also our teams and tracks, as it provides more opportunities to plan travel and to purchase race tickets.”

The broadcast schedule for the Sprint Cup Series:

2/18

The Unlimited at

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

 

8 p.m.

 

MRN / SiriusXM

2/19

DAYTONA 500 Qualifying at

Daytona International Speedway

FOX

 

3 p.m.

 

MRN / SiriusXM

2/23

Can-Am Duel at

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

7 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

2/26

DAYTONA 500 at

Daytona International Speedway

FOX

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

3/5

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FOX

2:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

3/12

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

3/19

Phoenix International Raceway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

3/26

Auto Club Speedway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

4/2

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

4/9

Texas Motor Speedway

FOX

1:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

4/23

Bristol Motor Speedway

FOX

2 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

4/30

Richmond International Raceway

FOX

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/7

Talladega Superspeedway

FOX

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/13

Kansas Speedway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/20

NASCAR All-Star Race at

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FS1

6 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

5/28

Coca-Cola 600 at

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FOX

6 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

6/4

Dover International Speedway

FS1

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/11

Pocono Raceway

FS1

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/18

Michigan International Speedway

FS1

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

6/25

Sonoma Raceway

FS1

3 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

7/1

Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway

NBC

7:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

7/8

Kentucky Speedway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

7/16

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

7/23

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NBC

3 p.m.

IMS / SiriusXM

7/30

Pocono Raceway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/6

Watkins Glen International

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/13

Michigan International Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

8/19

Bristol Motor Speedway

NBC

7:30 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

9/3

Darlington Raceway

NBCSN

6 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/9

Richmond International Raceway

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/17

Chicagoland Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

9/24

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NBCSN

2 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

10/1

Dover International Speedway

NBCSN

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

10/7

Charlotte Motor Speedway

NBCSN

7 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

10/15

Talladega Superspeedway

NBC

2 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

10/22

Kansas Speedway

NBCSN

3 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

10/29

Martinsville Speedway

NBCSN

1 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

11/5

Texas Motor Speedway

NBC

2 p.m.

PRN / SiriusXM

11/12

Phoenix International Raceway

NBC

2:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM

11/19

Homestead-Miami Speedway

NBC

2:30 p.m.

MRN / SiriusXM